The weather has not slowed fishing yet, and some good reports were received from the weekend and also on Monday.
Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
College of the Mainland is offering homeowners and the public in general the same opportunity to learn how to handle handguns during potential emergencies with their Basic Defense Pistol Simulator course.
Children diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder who exhibit elevated impulsivity during adulthood tend to experience more problems with alcohol compared to peers without a history of ADHD, a new longitudinal study has found.
Last fall, the employees of Odyssey Academy were trained on Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Last month, the staff continued training to bring out the best in our students through Covey’s “Leader in Me” program. Put in place at all of our schools, we are fostering lifelong habits of responsibility, preparedness and leadership with our students. As we enter our second year of the program, parents have already noted positive changes in their children.
Santa Fe ISD utilizes community partnerships to align school and community resources in order to produce successful students, strong families and engaged communities. We combine quality education with enrichment opportunities to ensure all our students are successful.
How often do you have the chance to ask more than 6,000 kids in grades K-12 the same 10 questions? Well, recently I did. This is just a small sample of their insightful and adorable answers to just three of the questions. I look forward to sharing their answers to all 10 questions throughout the year.
Encouraging parental and community involvement in schools is always a focus in Dickinson Independent School District as the district feels strongly that the connection between family and school is an important component to student success. There has been a special emphasis lately in Dickinson ISD to encourage more involvement in schools by male role models — fathers, grandfathers, uncles, men in the community, etc.
View classic cars through the decades while enjoying free birthday cake, live music and a kids’ zone at College of the Mainland’s 50th Birthday Bash: A Family Day Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City.
The 2016-17 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act” and the guest speakers for the fall session have been announced. The first guest speaker is Galveston College graduate Leah Oberlin, who serves as the Environmental Affairs Compliance Director for the Port of Houston. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Student enrollment at Galveston College increased by 6 percent this school year, the school reported Tuesday.
The Galveston College Advisory Committee on Campus Carry will host two open public forums on the new Campus Carry Law to be held on the following times, dates and locations:
September is National Attendance Awareness Month: Attend Today; Achieve Tomorrow. Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success, while absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement. In 2015, the Santa Fe ISD board of trustees approved a policy that requires all students in SFISD to have 95 percent attendance during the school year in order to be “prepared to achieve and succeed” in school and life. To support our student attendance initiative, each campus will provide incentives to students to encourage student attendance.
The humble peanut butter sandwich, long a staple of youth, can present a veiled and deadly threat for a significant portion of the population.
Recently, I heard an English teacher describe a very real struggle for educators today; trying to prepare her seventh-grade students for the handwritten standardized test on writing while keeping up with the demands of 21st century concepts, ideas and technology integration for tomorrow’s classroom. She was asked to share her challenge.
Prospective transfer and graduate students can discover UH-Clear Lake’s programs and community at the fall open house from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Cosmetologists can quickly complete their state-required continuing education hours with fun, discussion-based classes offered for the first time this fall at College of the Mainland.
Let Galveston College help you connect the dots and walk away with innovative ideas to gain an advantage in your professional and personal life.
Scandals and sorrows lie hidden and are soon to bubble to the surface in “Crimes of the Heart” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre through Sept. 25.
Take the next step in your career with University of Houston-Clear Lake’s All Majors Career Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in Atria I and II of the university’s Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
The new directors: Tanner Baker, M.D., Charlotte Hall, Harris Hanson, Tracy Hopkins, Cindy Lewis, Matt McGuire and Jennifer Yurachek attended their first meeting held in late May. The foundation welcomed two new members to the Century Club. Deena and Hitesh Patel, MD, joined along with Leah and Kenneth Direkly, MD.
The Texas City Independent School District's Foundation for the Future has selected the four inductees for the 2016 Hall of Honor, which is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding Texas City ISD graduates.
We asked master teachers and other experts for advice on improving study skills.
When compared to the same time last school year, Dickinson ISD has grown by a little more than 100 students.
Serving a vital and often behind-the-scenes role in health care, medical office/insurance specialists serve as a liaison between patients and insurance companies.
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a Piñata Bash from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Intercultural Student Services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 outside the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
This two-step certification process is designed to help prepare you for a career in logistics. With the recent expansion of the Panama Canal, our area is in dire need of logisticians for work in the maritime industry.
Imagine what it is like, as a 5-year-old boy, to discover that you are different from your classmates. They seem to be able to sit still for minutes at a time while you can’t stay in your chair. Despite your young will power, you also can’t remember when the teacher is talking and become agitated when she calls on you and finds your attention has drifted to other matters beyond kindergarten.
While new technologies make our school safer, there are additional approaches to school security and safety that are also just as effective as the best technology.
Four educators with 24 years of combined service to Dickinson High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Dickinson with the organization’s Paul Harris Fellow award.
The College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning Program is offering new options for students to enjoy fitness this fall.
In honor of Charles “Chick” G. and Frances M. Dibrell, the Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust awarded Galveston College Foundation $150,000 for the Universal Access 21st Century Scholarship program, which benefits every eligible Galveston high school graduate with funds to pursue an associate’s degree or certification at Galveston College.
Normal hours for campus offices and services will resume Sept. 6.
Become a Certified Nurse Aide in a long-term care facility.
Statistics vary, but teaching as a profession appears to be more challenging that most.
So, in an attempt to make teacher/student connections, Friendswood ISD teachers were asked to complete this sentence, I wish my students knew…
Where has the time gone that we find ourselves “back to school,” not only for students and teachers but for parents as well.
The majority of students in our public schools today live in poverty.
Sometimes the secret of creativity is as simple as a novel recombination of unexpected elements. Hence, chicken spaghetti, dessert pizzas, Frisbee golf and also a successful art class at the College of the Mainland.
Continuing with our series of focusing on the “Schools of Choice” options in the Galveston Independent School District, this week we spotlight the Accelerated Instruction Model College and Career Preparatory. Through a vision of providing meaningful learning for meaningful lives, AIM’s mission prepares graduates to become active and successful leaders in their colleges, careers and communities.
A new Instrumentation Helper Program is free for students who qualify, thanks to the Department of Labor H-1B Ready to Work Grant. Students must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible for the grant, which covers all class tuition.
Pregnant employees protect their careers through a number of strategies, a research study co-authored by University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Management Amanda Hinojosa finds.
These days, one chooses carefully with whom one discusses “the election” lest the conversation take an unpleasant turn. But if you reside in the Friendswood Independent School District, you can be part of an incredibly positive election process Sept. 10.
The first week of school is here and Dickinson Independent School District is set to kick off the 2016-17 school year with students returning Wednesday.
It can be hard to keep up with all the programs and options available to help cut the costs from kindergarten to college.
Explore a whole new language and culture with UH-Clear Lake’s noncredit foreign language classes, with online registration open through Aug. 22 for classes starting the same day.
Last week, Galveston College played host to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s week-long habitat restoration and conservation program for young people with the Austin-based Texas Conservation Corps.
A new Instrumentation Helper Program is free for students who qualify, thanks to the Department of Labor H-1B Ready to Work Grant.
Along with receiving campus specific training, it's an annual ritual for the entire district to gather for the Back to School Conference and Convocation. This year’s event is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
A Simply Southern Summer was the inspiration for this year’s New Employee Luncheon hosted by the Friendswood Education Foundation.
Hundreds of Dickinson ISD teachers returned to school today to join approximately 200 new teachers who started the new school year last week with several days of new teacher training.
The College of the Mainland Cosmetology Program will host an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 15009 Delaney Road in La Marque.
Galveston College’s 50th Anniversary Gala will be from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 15 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.
Inspire young artists to explore their talent with weekly classes from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults, with registration currently open for classes beginning Sept. 17.
Ambassadors Preparatory Academy is aiming to enhance its curriculum with an expanded fine arts program this year.
An innovative partnership that has emerged is the collaborative efforts of our Child Nutrition Department and those media savvy students at Ball High School Tor Nation Productions.
For any student, walking across the stage to receive a diploma is a milestone. For William LaRue, 37, it was a triumph.
Early registration for the 2016 fall semester is now in progress.
World Literature II, taught by professor James Tabor, focuses on other voices in literature, from Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” to Candide.
Don’t miss University of Houston-Clear Lake’s 2016 Bay Area Juried Exhibition, which features artists from within a 30-mile radius of the university.
Strong Career and Technology Education programs are designed to meet the country’s education and skill needs. These programs create an educational environment that combines core academics with real-world applications.
By recognizing those who are standing up for public schools each year, Santa Fe Independent School District is wishing to express appreciation to those who are deserving and also encourage others to step up and help. Winwood Motor Co. was honored by district leaders for its outstanding support of the students and schools in Santa Fe ISD.